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Old 07-19-2020, 03:29 PM
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Hey Guys,
Does anyone know about the Chicago Drum Show? I understand they have a swap meet. Is this out side? How much does it cost to rent a spot? Is there any such thing in Texas or anywhere else? I have a huge collection of drum kits, orphan drums, cymbals, stands, and all sorts of parts I want to get rid of. I dont really want to sell it on ebay and ship everything
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Old 07-19-2020, 03:52 PM
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About fifteen years ago, the Dallas Guitar Show--the original one owned by Jimmy Wallace--tried having a separate drum section at the big show. One particular retailer with a couple dozen stores (not Guitar Center) bought enough booth spaces to cover about a quarter of the drum area. They filled that space with inventory of new drums from their many stores. Guitar Center had a nice yet modest display with some vintage and some new drums. That other chain let kids bang away all day long sorta like a G.C. store during a grand opening. The drum experiment was a big failure. In most years this show and the other guitar show in Arlington usually have a few sellers offering some used and vintage drums in their displays of guitars and amps.
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Old 07-19-2020, 03:54 PM
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Chicago Show, next May, is indoors. Go to rebeats.com for info.... Load up your vehicle and bring all you got! We swap, trade, buy, sell etc.
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Old 07-19-2020, 05:02 PM
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Chicago Show, next May, is indoors. Go to rebeats.com for info.... Load up your vehicle and bring all you got! We swap, trade, buy, sell etc.
I looked at their website and Facebook, but it don't give any specifics on space availability or price. Id hate to load all this up and drive for 2 days and not have a space. I have a ton of stuff .
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1960's SONOR 12-16-20-14 blue slate pearl
1968 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14Sky blue P
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14BlueVistalite
1972 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-(14 impostor)BlackPanther "SOLD"
1964 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl 22-12-13-16-14Supra "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG 12-13-16-22-14 Citrus Mod "SOLD"
1969 LUDWIG Sexto-Plus 8-1 0-12-13-14-15-16-20-20-14 Silver Sparkle
60's Majestic Delux 12-13-16-22-14 red pearl
2009 Homemade Kids 8-10-13-16-12 Orange Sparkle
24 kits, 80 Snares, 65 Cymbals
Don't tell my wife!
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Old 07-19-2020, 05:44 PM
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I think that you have an unrealistic expectation of selling off tons of gear at an enthusiast's show. I'm very familiar with guitar shows--especially those that bill themselves as vintage guitar shows. There are many sellers who are music store owners setting up booths at the shows and there are other sellers who are guitar show gypsies who travel from show to show peddling their stuff. These sellers will bring dozens of items to display and hopefully sell at the shows. In reality, most of these vendors sell relatively few pieces. Some of them trade the same instruments back and forth among themselves year after year. I have attended many of those shows over thirty years. If you think that you can transport a lot of gear to the show, and drive home with an empty van and a pocketful of cash, you will be very disappointed.
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Old 07-20-2020, 12:42 PM
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I looked at their website and Facebook, but it don't give any specifics on space availability or price. Id hate to load all this up and drive for 2 days and not have a space. I have a ton of stuff .
Spaces/booths are a few hundred bucks. Don't wait til a few days ahead of the show to book, sometimes spaces sell out...
There's a consignment table for people who bring a drum or a set to sell.
There are buyers (like Rich King) who buy used hardware, in bulk if necessary.
If your prices are good you could go home with $....But if you want music store retail money for your gear, you may have better luck selling from home or through an online site? Customers like to dicker and lowball often, after all much of the stuff is used!
I've been displaying/selling/buying there for decades.

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